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Wasaga Beach Ontario Fun in the Sun

Updated on February 25, 2018
Wasaga Beach at Sundown
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Wasaga Beach, the largest freshwater beach in the world is located in Ontario, Canada, on Nottawasaga Bay, at the south end of Georgian Bay. This is a great spot to go for a family vacation. Planning now will ensure that you get either a cottage to rent or a great camping spot at one of the campgrounds at Wasaga. From Toronto, it is about a two-hour drive but give yourself extra time, as during the summer months the traffic is quite heavy.

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The beach is broken down into eight different areas and are clearly marked area 1 – area 8. Beach area 1 is the most popular and the most crowded.

Popular Campgrounds at Wasaga Beach

Jell-E Bean Campground

Located on the west end of Wasaga Beach this campground is within walking distance to the shores of Georgian Bay. Pitch a tent or reserve a spot for RV’s and campers. Fully equipped with indoor toilets, showers, and laundry facilities. If you need an electrical or water and sewer hook-up this is no problem at Jell-E Bean. An outdoor swimming pool is available for your enjoyment along with fire pits and picnic areas. Getting to the main beach in Wasaga is a short drive away.

Holiday Park

Located on Main Street in a great spot if you want to be minutes from Beach 1 area, the most popular spot in Wasaga Beach. Restaurants, bars, banks, and Walmart are a short walk away. One of the great features of this tent and trailer campground is you have the option to park your trailer, pitch a tent or rent a trailer. This park is open from May through October.

Fun Things To Do

Wasaga Water-world is a ten-acre playground with water slides, a giant wave pool, mini golf and more. Set a day aside to visit this fun park because once you get here you will not want to leave. For parents, there is a licensed patio to sit at to enjoy your favorite alcohol beverage. Easy to find as it is located on Hwy 92 in Wasaga Beach.



Wasaga Beach Paintball Adventure is an indoor, outdoor paintball park that has twelve themed fields on seventy acres of wooded land with an indoor field of 20,000 square feet.


Golfers can enjoy an eighteen hole course at Wasaga Sands Golf and Country Club.


Windsurfing at Wasaga is quite popular and if you do not have your own board and equipment and would like to try windsurfing you can find several spots to rent by the week or by the day.

Fun in the water

Fun At The Beach includes swimming, fishing, boating, and canoeing. Swimming here in a shallow bay is quite inviting in the warm water. Children can play safely by the shores edge building sand castles from the white silky sand. For fishing you can fish for rainbow trout, bass and pickerel, from your boat or off the riverbank of the Nottawasaga River. Take a stroll down the boardwalk that connects beach area 1 and 2.


On beach area 1 there are loads of touristy shops where you can find just about anything. Stop in at one of the many restaurants along the beach for a quick bite or a meal.

Entertainment for those 19 and over

Dardanella Beach Bar, known to many as The Dard, is a hot spot for many. This bar is open all year round and offers great live entertainment every Friday night.

Uncle Norm's Nephew

For the best ice cream experience you will ever have, you must visit Uncle Norm’s Nephew Ice Cream Parlor. Homemade ice cream and yogurt that is made with all fresh fruits will delight anyone’s pallet.

Elmvale Jungle Zoo

A short drive away from Wasaga Beach in Elmvale, on highway 27, there is a terrific Jungle Zoo that has over 300 animals including birds and reptiles from all over the world. You can easily see this zoo in six hours. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy a bite at one of the snack bars. Admission to the zoo is under $15.00 per person and children under 2 get in free.

Wasaga Beach is a wonderful spot for a day trip, a weekend getaway or for a Summer Vacation with so much to see and do. 

© 2011 Susan Zutautas


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    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks mentoru. I've always liked it.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Well if you ever do British Columbia is beautiful! Vancouver is a very fun city as well as Victoria too :) You could drive up to Seattle and Hop on a Ferry. Let me be your tour guide LOL...

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Ha ha - don't tempt me... I have been known to take those long car trips. The last one was a straight through drive with 3 kids from Southern Cali to Wisconsin. I marked it... it was 32 hours on the dot! I know I could do it ... lol

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      barbergirl If you wanted to take a long drive say somewhere around 32 hours you could go up to British Columbia. It's a really nice drive up there from where you are. Just :)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Yes we do... but there is definitely something special about Canada. When we lived in New York, we used to head up that way all the time. I know it is just over the border, but there was just a different air about it. It is absolutely beautiful there - not that I need to tell you that! ;) I just wish I would have taken the time to explore more when I had the opportunity!

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      barbergirl you guys have some great beaches in California!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Oh if only I lived closer~! :)

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      TO Where we go on Wasaga Beach it is fairly private. Close to where the old KFC burnt down. Thanks for your comments.

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      Toronto Realtor 6 years ago from Toronto

      I especially enjoy privacy and calm, relaxing atmosphere on the beach. Difficult to find that these days...

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I'm dreaming about it already! I've never been to Canada - very close but not quite:(

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      mentor, Andrew, Bill and Pamela thanks so much for reading and for your comments.

      Zsuzsy We go to Wasaga Beach quite often as my husbands grandmother has a cottage there and it is only about a 45 min. drive for us. Thanks so much for the great suggestions and for the votes.

      Thank goodness the weather is finally starting to warm up :)

      RH Kids and adult love Wasaga Beach. It is an awesome place!

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I am always looking for fun vacations and this fits the bill. My kids would love it! Thanks Susan, this is going on my list for sure!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Awesome hub Susan, having lived just 'up the road' aways in Midland we've always loved Wasaga Beach. Even though we now live almost eight hours south we still go every year. You could also add for things to do in the area, daytrips up to Collingwood. Especially the 'Scenic Caves' and Craigleith provincial park (know for fossils in between the rock plates)all just a short drive from Wasaga.

      I can hardly wait for the warm weather so we can make our yearly trip up to Wasaga

      super duper hub voted up and awesome

      hope you're well

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Sounds like a wonderful place for a vacation.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Sounds great, Susan!

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      Andrew Mckay 6 years ago

      great post Susan. Wasaga Beach is a fantastic place to visit ( and live but I'm biased.)

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      mentoru2wealth 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Nice Hub great info and pics Wasaga Beach sounds like a great place to go!